Fishing in the Big Pond: From Regional to [Inter]National

Louisa Curtis has chops. Her credentials come from years in the commercial photography industry. She now helps photographers refine their vision, target appropriate audiences and create/implement Internet-driven business plans.

A question she has been asked and is imminently qualified to answer so generously is: What do I need to know before I make the jump from a regional market to a national or even international market? Interested?

Here’s a teaser: Daunting? Remember this: everyone started somewhere.

Are you ready to take that next step up on the ladder to building your career?

Is the work good enough?

Are you up for the task?

What do art buyers want or more importantly, need?

Ask yourself three questions before moving into a larger market.

Growing your art business is like growing any business. Honing your craft and building your capabilities. One step at a time. Why create two sets of mailing lists for your clients? How to approach a conversation with an art buyer. What kinds of questions to ask? There is no such thing as a stupid question. Truly.

Explore the blog post [link below] for qualified tips from Louisa on how to get that job. The one you want. You’re welcome. Oh and she’s partial to champagne and Godiva.

For the blog post in its entirety: click here [courtesy of the fine folks at Agency Access: the only one stop promotional service that takes care of direct marketing for photographers, illustrators, artist reps and stock agencies]

About altpick connects

Established in 1992, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business. The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. The Alternative Pick Deck (2009-2012) offered a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists. In addition, The Altpick Awards (2003-2011) introduced yet another way to provide a platform for talents to shine. To meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, was launched in 1996 and presently provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers. As we mark our 30th anniversary in 2021, remains a premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.
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